What To Do
Lake Placid / Whiteface Mountain Boat Tour
Wilderness beauty. Adirondack history. Serenity. Cruise the pristine waters of Lake Placid in one of
our enclosed, turn-of-the-century crafts. The hour long, narrated tour travels 16 miles on one of the
world's most beautiful lakes. See and hear about the stately manors situated along the shore,
Adirondack wildlife, and Whiteface Mountain, site of the alpine events during the 1980 Winter Olympic
Games. A Lake Placid boat tour is a must for all visitors to the Adirondacks, it is truly a delightful
DIRECTIONS TO Lake Placid Marina (518) 523-9704
Olympic Site Tour
Olympic Sites Passports are sold at our front desk. Includes: Whiteface Mountain Gondola Cloud Splitter Ride; Whiteface Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway; Olympic Jumping Complex, including the Skydeck Observation area; Olympic Sports Complex; 1932 & 1980 Lake Placid / Whiteface Mountain Winter Olympic Museum; plus discount coupons. Passports are valid mid-June to mid-Oct www.orda.org
Graig Wood Golf Course is a beautiful municipal course in a mountain setting. Lake Placid Golf Resort, the mountain course, is a scenic adventure. Whiteface Club is a classic turn-of-the-century championship course on the shores of Lake Placid.
Adirondack Scenic Railroad
Our Adirondack High Peaks Wilderness Train adventure is a 20 mile round trip from Lake Placid Station to Saranac Lake Union Depot. http://www.adirondackrr.com/adkrr_sl.php
Bring the kids and grandkids to visit the oldest theme park in the North Country! http://www.northpoleny.com/
John Browns Farm & Grave is a NYS historic site, restored to its original appearance. Open May - October, Wednesday - Saturday, 10-5 and Sunday 1 - 5. It's FREE! Route 73, Lake Placid. http://www.nyhistory.com/gerritsmith/nelba.htm
Walking Tour around Mirror Lake
This small glacier lake lies in the middle of Lake Placid / Whiteface Mountain Village. A stroll around the lake takes approximately one hour, depending on time spent window shopping on Main Street.
The Whiteface Region is home to legendary Whiteface Mountain and the famous Au Sable River. www.whitefaceregion.com
Drive the Veterans Memorial Toll Highway to the Summit, the only Adirondack High Peaks accessible by car. Once at the top, you are rewarded with an elevator ride to the summit for a 360 degree panoramic view of the surrounding wilderness. Visit their website at: whiteface.com
Whiteface Gondola Rides
Ride the most scenic gondola in North America! The 8-passenger Cloudsplitter Gondola
takes you from the base lodge to the top of Little Whiteface in less than fifteen minutes. The
ride takes you over ski trails, wooded areas and scenic overlooks with breathtaking views of
the Ausable River, the Adirondack High Peaks and the Olympic Jumping Complex. At the
summit of Little Whiteface (3676' ), an observation deck and picnic
tables await. http://www.orda.org/newsite/todo/summer/gondola.php
Located in a nearby park, with plenty of sandy beach, on the AuSable River. Especially good for the very young children with its roped swimming area.
Free Concerts at the Wilmington Beach
Music on the Ausable River, every Thursday in July and August at 6:30pm.
Ferry to Vermont
From nearby Port Kent (I-87, exit 34 or 35, just 6 mi. to ferry) take a one hour scenic ferry ride to Burlington, Vermont's largest city. We provide free ferry schedules www.ferries.com
Lake Placid / Whiteface Mountain Center For The Arts
Year-round performances of repertory theatre & concerts, plus an art gallery www.lpartscenter.org
Au Sable Chasm
Au Sable Chasm is a great scenic wonder of the Adirondacks and is less than a one hour drive from us.
Au Sable Fly Fishing
The legendary West Branch of the Au Sable River, located in the Adirondack's majestic High Peaks, tumbles and flows, twists and turns through one of the most pristine and scenic regions in the East. www.ausableflyfishing.com
Experience a 20 minute flight over the spectacular High Peaks Range. This breathtaking wilderness is only accessible by air or on foot. $23.00 per person, minimum 2 people with family rates available. Open year round, 7 days a week. Adirondack Flying Service, Lake Placid / Whiteface Mountain Airport (across from Olympic Ski Jumps). Route 73, Lake Placid. 518-523-2473 www.flyanywhere.com
High Falls Gorge
70 feet of spectacular waterfalls. Ancient granite cliffs. Self-guided tours on groomed paths and steel bridges. One of the few handicap-accessible tours of this kind. Open through Columbus Day.
Unique Mountain Bike Experience
Take a lift ride with your bike to the top of Whiteface Mountain, then ride down the same thrilling trails you ski during the winter months.
Summer & Winter Ice Skating
The Olympic Center in Lake Placid / Whiteface Mountain offers ice skating all summer.
Explore the Adirondacks.www.lakeplacid.com
Some links to area Attractions & Services:
Below are some mileages to local attractions. As you can see we are located right in the middle.